Archives for February, 2015

Standing on the outskirts of Edmonton and looking northeast, a cluster of twinkling lights amid tall silvery smokestacks puffing out steam and smoke rises up out of the horizon. Driving northeast towards those lights, following along the North Saskatchewan River, you will pass through the industrial city of Fort Saskatchewan, where petrochemical processing plants and…

Obama’s veto gets criticism from Keystone supporters but praise from Hollywood A-listers such as best-actress Oscar winner Julianne Moore.

After a downsizing during the Great Recession, U.S. homes are once again upsizing and using more energy—though less per square foot.

The never-ending saga of the Keystone XL pipeline has new obstacles to overcome that go beyond Washington politics.

Another train carrying crude oil has derailed in the United States—this one erupting in flames in West Virginia. Yet it involved newer and supposedly tougher tank cars than are typically used in the rail industry, which is now facing stricter U.S. and Canadian safety rules. More than 100 tank cars derailed Monday in a snowstorm…

European cities, led by Frankfurt and London, account for seven of the top 10 most sustainable cities while the other three are the well-heeled Asian tigers of Seoul, Singapore and Hong Kong, according to a new ranking of 50 major metro areas. The rankings are hardly a surprise to anyone, including me, who’s spent time…

VANCOUVER, BC – It’s nearing the end of January, and I am close to four months into my storytelling project, documenting the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline that will carry oil from the Athabasca oil sands in northern Alberta to the British Columbia coast. From the oil boom town of Fort McMurray, where the oil…